All close contact beauty services, including facials and eyebrow treatments, were able to resume from August 15.
In new guidance published by the government, it is stated: "Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas and barbers across England will be able to offer all close contact services – including front of the face treatments such as eyebrow threading, eyelash treatments and facials from August 15 under new guidance."
The news will come as a relief to beauty professionals who have had to await the government's green light for services of the face, which were originally set to resume on August 1.
In a briefing on July 17, Boris Johnson originally announced that all beauty services in England could resume from August 1, but it was delayed after concerns over a second wave of the coronavirus.
Before that, on July 9, the government announced that beauty services, including manicures and body massages were allowed to resume from July 13.
However, treatments involving touching of the face - such as facials and eyebrow threading - were still under heavy restrictions.
Though the development was welcomed by some, much of the beauty industry was frustrated by the partial reopening of the sector, believing their salons and clinics were Covid-secure and ready to reopen.
It was announced by Mr Johnson in a briefing on June 23 that hairdressers could reopen, but not nail bars, beauty salons or spas.
Beauty salons had not been allowed to reopen earlier as it was believed it would be more difficult to mitigate the risk of transmission.
Mr Johnson previously said: “We also intend to allow some other close contact services, such as nail bars, to reopen as soon as we can; when we're confident they can operate in a secure way.”